Pakistan has successfully carried out the night training launch of Ghaznavi, a surface to surface ballistic missile.

The missile “is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometres”, said Maj Gen Ghafoor via a tweet, which also included a video of the launch.

According to DG ISPR, the president and prime minister “conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulations to the nation” for the successful testing of the missile.

Earlier in May, Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

In January, Pakistan carried out another successful launch of the tactical ballistic missile Nasr as part of the Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise.

The missile is capable of defeating — by assured penetration — “any currently available BMD [Ballistic Missile Defence] system in our neighborhood or any other system under procurement [or] development”, the military’s media wing had said.

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Barry Larking
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Pakistan has been the chief backer of the Taliban. It has a nuclear arsenal and no love for the west. Why is the United Kingdom giving it foreign aid and allowing its citizens near automatic rights on entry into the U.K.? Cut them off at the knees.

HF
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‘Pakistan successfully ballistic missile Ghaznavi’

Missing words round ?

Paul Tootill
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Paul Tootill

We paid Pakistan £463 million in aid in the last year! This needs to stop.

HF
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HF

It does seem ridiculous in the face of this. I think it’s judged as ‘soft power’. In any case there’s an inquiry underway:- https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/international-development-committee/news-parliament-2017/uk-aid-to-pakistan-launch-17-19/

Herodotus
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Well write to Boris or your MP about it. Ken Clark says that this the most right-wing cabinet ever in the modern Conservative Party. If they are not prepared to do anything about it then all you can hope for is a government under Farage!

Airborne
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Airborne

And the most disorganised, inept, extreme, and cowardly Z team shadow cabinet in history. Bet Jezza would prefer to re-direct that cash to Hezbollah or some other equally deserving organisation. But alas currently not possible as he suddenly seems not to want to try to be PM!

Herodotus
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And, of course, you don’t make political comments. You stuffing great hypocrite!

Airborne
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Airborne

Yes I do, but generally in reply to others who promote continuous political chuff with a very tenuous link to the military subject at hand. Have a great day.

TopBoy
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🤣🤣🤣👏👏👏

Cam
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Cam

The chancellor stated today Britain is keeping the 0.7% foreign aid budget! They could have cut it to 0.2% for gods sake! And spend the rest on the UK!! It’s a dam joke. Foreign aid is good but not when it’s tens of billions! Maybe one or two billion max not 13/14 billion.

Daniele Mandelli
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Daniele Mandelli

I used to agree but I’ve changed my mind on this. Soft power has its benefits. And it’s a pittance to what it spent per year.

I agree with the criticisms that it could be spend better though.

Airborne
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Airborne

I think the same, I used to see the overseas ad budget as dead money, but used wisely, and used for countries who we have a military and economic partnership, or the requirement for a partnership, it can reap rewards long term.

Daniele Mandelli
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Daniele Mandelli

Morning Airborne. Good to see you here. Respect.

Ian
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Ian

It was often the case, that foreign aid freed up parts the recipient countries budget, that was in turn spent on defence. It was notable, that procurement found its way back to the donors arms export industry. This was not always the case, and as someone has pointed out, it also went a long way toward soft power and the maintaining of historic ties. I would argue that this approach has now become less predictable, with China muscling into Africa, and Russia increasingly benefiting from the Asian Subcontinent, especially with SU 35 sales, missile defence, and the offer to India… Read more »

DaveyB
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DaveyB

This is something I have never understood, the handing over of vast sums of money, for what? Having travelled through Pakistan to Afghanistan. The first thing you notice is the abject poverty. The infrastructure hasn’t been properly repaired since the days of the Raj. What power is available is mostly stolen as seen by the numerous tap offs along the roads. So where has all the money gone that we have sent them over the years? The money certainly isn’t spent on infrastructure, or by the looks of it improving the housing of the people you see along the roads.… Read more »

Cam
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Cam

We can build a great nation so why can’t they without mass hand outs from the west. And still they can’t create a good nation. India blames the UK! Pakistan blames India I blame actually I don’t give a flack! And neither should our nation.

Geoffrey Hicking
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Geoffrey Hicking

Many Indians are grateful for what we did over there, and don’t want any aid. They would agree with you. Many of the princely states -Hyderabad and Thiruvithamkoor especially- worked hard to modernise over the centuries, producing some fine soldiers and scientists. While parts of India aren’t in great shape, other parts are rich and democratic.

Ian
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Ian

India has just revoked article 370, removing autonomy for parts of the Muslim Jammu and Kashmir region, placing it under direct control of the Indian Government. Both countries have been battling for full control since 1947. Pakistan is responsible for funding Muslim militants and terror organisations, carrying out deadly border incursions and also attacks within India itself, with such horrendous terror acts as the 2008 Mumbai slaughter of more than 160 people. Imran Khan has recently been received by the White House, for talks over Afghanistan and the role of the Taliban in the forthcoming negotiations. I would hazard a… Read more »

Cam
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Cam

I’m sure it can defeat all balistic missile protection…. yeah I’m sure it can.